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[movies]Jeremy Kasdin: The flower-shaped starshade that might help us detect Earth-like planets - TED.com
Astronomers believe that every star in the galaxy has a planet, one fifth of which might harbor life. Only we haven't seen any of them -- yet. Jeremy Kasdin and his team are looking to change that with the design and engineering of an extraordinary piece of equipment: a flower petal-shaped "starshade" that allows a telescope to photograph planets from 50,000 kilometers away. It is, he says, the "coolest possible science."
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; astronomy; space; technology; TED2014; 2014
Downloads: 87
[movies]Andrew Connolly: What's the next window into our universe? - TED.com
Big Data is everywhere — even the skies. In an informative talk, astronomer Andrew Connolly shows how large amounts of data are being collected about our universe, recording it in its ever-changing moods. Just how do scientists capture so many images at scale? It starts with a giant telescope …
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; astronomy; space; technology; universe; TED2014; 2014
Downloads: 57
[movies]Jason Pontin: Can technology solve our big problems? - TED.com
In 1969, Buzz Aldrin’s historical step onto the moon leapt mankind into an era of technological possibility. The awesome power of technology was to be used to solve all of our big problems. Fast forward to present day, and what's happened? Are mobile apps all we have to show for ourselves? Journalist Jason Pontin looks closely at the challenges we face to using technology effectively ... for problems that really matter.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; NASA; astronomy; space; technology; TED2013; 2013
Downloads: 84
[movies]Joel Levine: Why we need to go back to Mars - TED.com
At TEDxNASA, planetary scientist Joel Levine shows some intriguing -- and puzzling -- new discoveries about Mars: craters full of ice, traces of ancient oceans, and compelling hints at the presence, sometime in the past, of life. He makes the case for going back to Mars to find out more.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; exploration; life; science; space; technology; TEDxNASA; 2009
Downloads: 284
[movies]Charles Elachi on the Mars Rovers - TED.com
At Serious Play 2008, Charles Elachi shares stories from NASA's legendary Jet Propulsion Lab -- including tales and video from the Mars Rover project.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Serious Play 2008; TED; Talks; design; exploration; physics; robots; science; space; technology; 2008
Downloads: 344
[movies]Jon Nguyen: Tour the solar system from home - TED.com
Want to navigate the solar system without having to buy that expensive spacecraft? Jon Nguyen demos NASAJPL's "Eyes on the Solar System" -- free-to-use software for exploring the planets, moons, asteroids, and spacecraft that rotate around our sun in real-time. (Filmed at TEDxSanDiego.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TEDxFeatured; demo; exploration; science; software; space; technology; tedx; TEDxSanDiego; 2011
Downloads: 209
[movies]Peter Diamandis on our next giant leap - TED.com
Peter Diamandis says it's our moral imperative to keep exploring space -- and he talks about how, with the X Prize and other incentives, we're going to do just that.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; business; design; exploration; science; space; technology; 2005
Downloads: 58
[movies]Steve Truglia: A leap from the edge of space - TED.com
At his day job, Steve Truglia flips cars, walks through fire and falls out of buildings -- pushing technology to make stunts bigger, safer, more awesome. He talks us through his next stunt: the highest jump ever attempted, from the very edge of space.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; entertainment; film; space; sports; technology; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
Downloads: 286
[movies]Peter Diamandis on Stephen Hawking in zero g - TED.com
X Prize founder Peter Diamandis talks about how he helped Stephen Hawking fulfill his dream of going to space -- by flying together into the upper atmosphere and experiencing weightlessness at zero g.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2008; TED; Talks; business; flight; science; short talk; space; technology; universe; 2008
Downloads: 280
[movies]Peter Ward: A theory of Earth's mass extinctions - TED.com
Asteroid strikes get all the coverage, but Medea Hypothesis author Peter Ward argues that most of Earth's mass extinctions were caused by lowly bacteria. The culprit, a poison called hydrogen sulfide, may have an interesting application in medicine.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; disease; environment; global issues; history; life; science; space; TED2008; 2008
Downloads: 38
[movies]Jane Poynter: Life in Biosphere 2 - TED.com
At TEDxUSC, Jane Poynter tells her story of living two years and 20 minutes in Biosphere 2 -- an experience that provoked her to explore how we might sustain life in the harshest of environments.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDxUSC; TED; Talks; adventure; biosphere; biotech; climate change; environment; space; 2009
Downloads: 142
[movies]Sarah Parcak: Archeology from space - TED.com
In this short talk, TED Fellow Sarah Parcak introduces the field of "space archeology" -- using satellite images to search for clues to the lost sites of past civilizations.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TED Fellows; exploration; history; science; space; technology; TED2012; 2012
Downloads: 304
[movies]Henry Lin: What we can learn from galaxies far, far away - TED.com
In a fun, exciting talk, teenager Henry Lin looks at something unexpected in the sky: distant galaxy clusters. By studying the properties of the universe's largest pieces, says the Intel Science Fair award winner, we can learn quite a lot about scientific mysteries in our own world and galaxy.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; astronomy; physics; science; space; universe; youth; TEDYouth 2013; 2013
Downloads: 83
[movies]Carolyn Porco flies us to Saturn - TED.com
Planetary scientist Carolyn Porco shows images from the Cassini voyage to Saturn, focusing on its largest moon, Titan, and on frozen Enceladus, which seems to shoot jets of ice.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; NASA; design; exploration; science; space; technology; universe; visualizations; 2007
Downloads: 316
[movies]Brian Cox: Why we need the explorers - TED.com
In tough economic times, our exploratory science programs -- from space probes to the LHC -- are first to suffer budget cuts. Brian Cox explains how curiosity-driven science pays for itself, powering innovation and a profound appreciation of our existence.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; curiosity; economics; global issues; innovation; physics; science; space; TEDSalon London 2010; 2010
Downloads: 461
[movies]Andrea Ghez: The hunt for a supermassive black hole - TED.com
With new data from the Keck telescopes, Andrea Ghez shows how state-of-the-art adaptive optics are helping astronomers understand our universe's most mysterious objects: black holes. She shares evidence that a supermassive black hole may be lurking at the center of the Milky Way.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; astronomy; exploration; physics; science; space; technology; TEDGlobal 2009; 2009
Downloads: 127
[movies]Richard Branson's life at 30,000 feet - TED.com
Richard Branson talks to TED's Chris Anderson about the ups and the downs of his career, from his multibillionaire success to his multiple near-death experiences -- and reveals some of his (very surprising) motivations.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; aircraft; business; entertainment; entrepreneur; global issues; interview; music; space; technology; 2007
Downloads: 248
[movies]David Hoffman shares his Sputnik mania - TED.com
Filmmaker David Hoffman shares footage from his feature-length documentary Sputnik Mania, which shows how the Soviet Union's launch of Sputnik in 1957 led to both the space race and the arms race -- and jump-started science and math education around the w
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; education; history; math; politics; science; short talk; space; technology; war; 2007
Downloads: 445
[movies]Stephen Petranek counts down to Armageddon - TED.com
How might the world end? Stephen Petranek lays out the challenges that face us in the drive to preserve the human race. Will we be wiped out by an asteroid? Eco-collapse? How about a particle collider gone wild?
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; climate change; future; global issues; humanity; space; technology; 2002
Downloads: 141
[movies]Bill Stone: Exploring deep caves (and someday the moon) - TED.com
Bill Stone, a maverick cave explorer who has plumbed Earth’s deepest abysses, discusses his efforts to mine lunar ice for space fuel and to build an autonomous robot for studying Jupiter’s moon Europa.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; Moon; NASA; adventure; energy; exploration; mining; space; technology; universe; 2007
Downloads: 263
[movies]Carter Emmart demos a 3D atlas of the universe - TED.com
For the last 12 years, Carter Emmart has been coordinating the efforts of scientists, artists and programmers to build a complete 3D visualization of our known universe. He demos this stunning tour and explains how it's being shared with facilities around the wor
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; astronomy; science; space; technology; TED2010; 2010
Downloads: 206
[movies]Chris Hadfield: What I learned from going blind in space - TED.com
There's an astronaut saying: In space, “there is no problem so bad that you can’t make it worse.” So how do you deal with the complexity, the sheer pressure, of dealing with dangerous and scary situations? Retired colonel Chris Hadfield paints a vivid portrait of how to be prepared for the worst in space (and life) -- and it starts with walking into a spider’s web. Watch for a special space-y performance.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; adventure; culture; life; live music; space; TED2014; 2014
Downloads: 83
[movies]Dan Berkenstock: The world is one big dataset. Now, how to photograph it ... - TED.com
We're all familiar with satellite imagery, but what we might now know is that much of it is out of date. That's because satellites are big and expensive, so there aren't that many of them up in space. As he explains in this fascinating talk, Dan Berkenstock and his team came up with a different solution, designing a cheap, lightweight satellite with a radically new approach to photographing what's going on on Earth.
Keywords: TedTalks; TED; Talks; map; space; technology; TED@BCG San+Francisco; 2013
Downloads: 36
[movies]Robert Lang folds way-new origami - TED.com
Robert Lang is a pioneer of the newest kind of origami -- using math and engineering principles to fold mind-blowingly intricate designs that are beautiful and, sometimes, very useful.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; design; engineering; math; origami; space; TED2008; 2008
Downloads: 235
[movies]George Dyson on Project Orion - TED.com
Author George Dyson spins the story of Project Orion, a massive, nuclear-powered spacecraft that could have taken us to Saturn in five years. His insider’s perspective and a secret cache of documents bring an Atomic Age dream to life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; NASA; future; history; physics; rocket science; science; space; storytelling; technology; TED2002; 2002
Downloads: 172
[movies]Tom Shannon's anti-gravity sculpture - TED.com
Tom Shannon shows off his gravity-defying, otherworldly sculpture -- made of simple, earthly materials -- that floats and spins like planets on magnets and suspension wire. It's science-inspired art at its most heavenly.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2003; TED; Talks; TED Prize; art; arts; design; engineering; space; 2003
Downloads: 257
[movies]George Smoot on the design of the universe - TED.com
At Serious Play 2008, astrophysicist George Smoot shows stunning new images from deep-space surveys, and prods us to ponder how the cosmos -- with its giant webs of dark matter and mysterious gaping voids -- got built this way.
Keywords: TEDTalks; Serious Play 2008; TED; Talks; astronomy; culture; design; physics; science; space; technology; 2008
Downloads: 118
[movies]Jill Tarter's call to join the SETI search - TED.com
The SETI Institute's Jill Tarter makes her TED Prize wish: to accelerate our search for cosmic company. Using a growing array of radio telescopes, she and her team listen for patterns that may be a sign of intelligence elsewhere in the universe.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; TED Prize; TED2009; exploration; intelligence; science; space; universe; TED2009; 2009
Downloads: 59
[movies]Mae Jemison on teaching arts and sciences together - TED.com
Mae Jemison is an astronaut, a doctor, an art collector, a dancer ... Telling stories from her own education and from her time in space, she calls on educators to teach both the arts and sciences, both intuition and logic, as one -- to create bold thinkers.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2002; TED; Talks; art; arts; dance; education; future; science; space; technology; 2002
Downloads: 96
[movies]Steve Jurvetson on model rocketry - TED.com
Moneyman Steve Jurvetson takes TEDsters inside his awesome hobby -- launching model rockets –- by sharing some gorgeous photos, his infectious glee and just a whiff of danger.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2007; TED; Talks; children; design; entertainment; parenting; photography; rocket science; short talk; space; technology; 2007
Downloads: 99
[movies]Burt Rutan sees the future of space - TED.com
In this passionate talk, legendary spacecraft designer Burt Rutan lambasts the US government-funded space program for stagnating and asks entrepreneurs to pick up where NASA has left off.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; NASA; aircraft; business; design; engineering; entrepreneur; flight; industrial design; invention; rocket science; science; space; technology; transportation; TED2006; 2006
Downloads: 154
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